Mav was born to Irish parents in East London, but grew up in a small town of around 8000 people called New Ross in County Wexford, Ireland. His dad was a musician, and there was always blues, soul and traditional Irish music playing in the house. As a wide eyed kid, he would often be taken along to band rehearsals. He learned guitar at the age of 8, but things changed when he found Tupac in his early teens. He taught himself to MC and spent his adolescent years relentlessly gigging on the Irish hip-hop scene. One night in Dublin, he supported Plan B, who gave him some stirring words of and vice. Mav listened; at the age of 17 he dropped everything, moved to London (where he lived off his Aunt’s sofa) and pushed music as far as it could go. By 20, he was performing live on Chris Moyles’ BBC Radio One show to over 3 million people.
Captain Kangaroo (formerly Bate to Debt Blues) with a revolving door of guest musicians, Captain Kangaroo play the finest of filthy rock and roll from 60’s and 70’s, from acts such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rory Gallagher and more.
With high-energy live shows The Guilty Judges perform a wide range of genres that are sure to keep you on the dancefloor from start to finish.
King K are a young but experienced four piece covers band. Covering many styles and artists but with a common theme throughout. Fun! Playing many classics from The Beatles, The Police and The Kinks and also more modern tunes from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, John Butler Trio and Dave Matthews Band.
Upstairs at the Oliver Plunkets 'Frisky Whiskey' bar 'Ceol Coolroe' will be playing. The traditional Irish music session is sure to be full of "ceol agus craic".
Upstairs in the Frisky Whiskey bar in The Oliver Plunkett, Corca will be playing upstairs and sure to make a splash.
Playing upstairs in the Frisky Whiskey bar, The Ill Winds are a three piece traditional/contemporary band from the South East of Ireland featuring well-established musicians from both at home and abroad.
Hugh Dillion and Martin Ryan make up The Barefoot Gypsies and they are one band you don't want to miss. Covering the very best of The Beatles, Tom Petty, Travelling Wilburys and many more. Two superb musicians who will have you singing and dancing all night long.
Live Music from the talented Kurtis Goodwolf to kick off your Friday evening in Reardens. Food served until midnight.
Hailing from Limerick, The Irresistibles will be kicking off your Friday night in Reardens with a foot-stomping mix of Rock, Pop, Chart and Dance.
Tony Milner is another long established act at The Welcome. Classic songs in acoustic style is the order of the day! Hits from Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Albert Hammond and Steely Dan are all performed with enthusiasm and precision.
Nóta Stóta comprises renowned traditional musicians Conal Ó Gráda and Benny McCarthy alongside innovative puppeteer Des Dillon for a show of Puppetry, Polkas and Púcaí. A night with a difference, not to be missed.
Calling All Club Kids! Join the Kweens Of Mockie Ah as they throw the ultimate club kid rave! Mockie Ah will be paying homage to the pioneers of clubbing - from the 80's club kids of Blitz London to the Party Monsters of 90's New York and right up to Berghain Berlin! An incredible lineup of Drag, Burlesque and Club Kid performers including UK queens Kathryn Creepshow and Groundskeeper Fanny. DJ sets include Darren Kelly (Vinyl Below) and Candy Warhol with more to be announced. Expect massive 90's House Anthems, Classic Trance Hits, Camp Bangers and Party Monster Classics! Runway battle and prize for best dressed. Paint,glitter and glow sticks for guests on arrival!